2008 National Review Watches the Obama Special
posted by October 29 at 21:09 PMon
Some favorite bits of the Republican response:
I half expect to look over and see Karo syrup dripping down the screen.
If any undecided voters are moved by this nearly unwatchable garbage, then we will get what we deserve. But I guess if people buy the super absorbent car sponge, with bonus wax applicator, for $19.95, they may buy this horrid stuff.
They cut to Obama live at a rally, just so he could hold chin-aloft and deliver the usual platitudinous boiler-plate about “change” for a few minutes? Seems like a waste.
As for the format of the special itself, aesthetically it was a bit nauseating with all the soft focus and generically uplifing music constantly swelling in and out…Whatever our problems are right now, America is not one big breadline. To be fair, all politicians exploit these anecdotal cases but I think Obama special really pushed the boundaries of my bile duct here.’
Univision, BET … what, no Lifetime? Ignoring the “women’s vote”?
Just as one particular example, I was struck by the guy at the Ford plant; it noted that his father and grandfather had worked at Ford and retired with full benefits. And now he’s only paid to work every other week. Is he suffering currently because of the state of the economy and George Bush’s economic policies, or because his dad and grandad’s union extracted exorbitant benefits and retirement packages that mean Ford is now saddled with crushing financial obligations?
I think National Review has completely taken on the position of “snotty sarcastic kid in the back of the class.” And I fucking love it.